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Man arrested in downtown kidnapping and sexual assault

Martin Oliver, 41, of Toronto, was arrested on Feb. 14, 2017 and charged with sexual assault and forcible confinement. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

Police have charged a 41-year-old Toronto man after they say a woman was kidnapped and sexually assaulted last month.

The alleged crime took place between Jan. 11 and 12.

The 38-year-old woman met the man near Dundas and Sherbourne streets. She said she was taken to the area of Danforth and Birchmount roads in a black SUV and sexually assaulted, forcibly confined and threatened.

On Tuesday, police arrested Martin Oliver and charged him with sexual assault, forcible confinement, threatening death, assault, possession of a weapon, and escape lawful custody.

He was due in court on Wednesday morning.